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Raccoon ends championship hopes for Carrington, N.D., wrestlers

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GRAND FORKS - A high school wrestling team in North Dakota was pulled from a tournament when officials discovered the athletes had been exposed to a live raccoon.

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Police said the raccoon was found while the Carrington High School team was traveling to the tournament in Grafton, and it was stowed in the storage area of the bus. Team officials told police they picked up the animal because they thought it was dead.

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